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Examples in Public Humanities

The goal of the public humanities component of American Examples is to equip our participants with skills to build their own public humanities projects, engage as public intellectuals, and develop skills to communicate with broader audiences. Below is a collection of resources, projects, and examples produced by AE participants and mentors.

American Islamicate: An Instagram of Islam in America

2022 AE participant Yasmine Ali-Flodin has developed an Instagram account all about the history of Islam in the United States. During the 2022 AE Public Humanities workshop, she introduced the cohort to her Instagram project and used the workshop as a space for continuing to build out content for it and developing new ideas for its future.

The Annals of Iowa: A Digital History Journal

During the 2022 Public Humanities workshop, participant Andrew Klumpp, the editor of the Annals of Iowa, used the workshop to revise and reimagine the digital organization of the journal. The revised website has made the journal even easier for the public to access and use. It is now reaching nearly 100,000 views and downloads a month.

Examples: A Study Religion and American Examples Production

Examples is a podcast all about why scholars of religion find new and different things to study. From comedy to online seduction forums, participants in American Examples discuss their objects of study and what makes them an interesting example for a scholar of religion. 

Study Religion: The Podcast

Study Religion began as a production by the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama but has grown into an American Examples production. It’s one example of the kind of digital public humanities projects discussed during the public humanities workshop.


The 2020 American Examples cohort worked with graduate students in the Dept. of Religious Studies to produce a series of animated videos answering some questions about key terms and concepts in the study of religion.

1-800-REL-HELP: The Podcast

These podcasts contain the same educational content as the animated videos, but in an easy to listen to format. Transcripts of the podcast episodes are available.